Loyola University Chicago

School of Education

Diversity Committee

Who We Are

The Loyola University Chicago School of Education embraces the diversity of our school community and that of the city of Chicago, the nation, and the world. The Diversity Committee is charged with encouraging and supporting diversity in all areas of the School of Education including:

  • Retention and recruitment policies
  • Faculty and staff development
  • Curriculum review
  • Programming
  • Activities

This committee is comprised of at least three full-time faculty members, one staff member, one graduate student, and one undergraduate student.

Committee Members
Faculty, School Psychology
Markeda Newell
Faculty, Higher Education Bridget Kelly
Faculty, Research Methodology Eilene Edejer
Staff, Senior Academic Advisor tbd
Student, Graduate Natasha Chander
Student, Graduate Scott Zwolski, Jr.

Events & Meeting Dates

Regular committee meetings are open.

Please e-mail Markeda Newell at mnewell2@luc.edu regarding future Diversity Committee events or Committee meetings.

Past Events

Past Book Club Discussions

  • When Diversity Drops: Race, Religion, and Affirmative Action in Higher Education by Julie J. Park
  • Promoting Racial Literacy in Schools: Differences that Make a Difference by Howard Stevenson
  • Troubling Education: Queer Activism and Anti Oppressive Pedagogy by Kevin Kumashiro
  • Education Research in the Public Interest: Social Justice, Action, And Policy By Gloria Ladson-Billings and William Tate
  • The Street Stops Here by Patrick McCloskey
  • Colormute by Mica Pollack
  • Can We Talk About Race? by Beverly Tatum